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28/7/2014
Climate change could pose an even greater threat to global food production than previously thought, according to new research. Rising temperatures will not only damage heat-sensitive crops – they’ll also increase toxic air pollution, which will ...   
27/7/2014
Smart aid for the world's poor | Photo, Wall Street Journal
n September next year, the United Nations plans to choose a list of development goals for the world to meet by the year 2030. What aspirations should it set for this global campaign to improve the lot of the poor, and how should it choose ...   
24/7/2014
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma are among the most vocal Republican skeptics of the science that burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming, but a new study to be released Thursday found that their states ...   
20/7/2014
Last week’s rains helped dispel some of the gathering economic clouds?. Though the storm has yet not passed, there is a collective sigh of relief, because poor rains would have meant higher inflation, lower GDP, commodity price swings and ...   
18/7/2014
"Climate change increases the likelihood of war and terrorism," President Obama said earlier this summer. The Pentagon and a distinguished committee of retired generals and admirals both produced reports earlier this year highlighting the ...   
23/6/2014
Climate change is poised to worsen air quality in many parts of the globe, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change. By the end of the century, more than half of the world's population will be exposed to increasingly stagnant ...   
23/6/2014
A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford University has led to findings indicating that much of the world can expect to have more atmospheric stagnation events as the future unfolds. In their paper published in Nature Climate Change, the ...   
19/6/2014
In the current rolling debate over whether we’re already the walking dead, given our presumptive too little, too late actions on climate change, Al Gore is boldly predicting victory in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. “The forward ...   
16/6/2014
Some areas in South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been identified as part of climate change "hot spots' on the African continent, putting them at risk of numerous climatic challenges over the next two decades. A group of ...   
15/6/2014
The biggest reservoir in the United States is dropping 1 foot each week. Lake Mead's rapidly sinking water level is set to reach an all-time low in July, driven down by a 14-year drought that scientists say is one of the most severe to hit the ...   
14/6/2014
OVER a billion people will watch. The 2014 Football World Cup Final on July 13 is likely to be the world’s most-watched television event in history.This impressively shows just how connected the world became, via the TV, or the Internet ...   
13/6/2014
Yesterday I wrote about the Pentagon's dubious role in funding social science research that could be applied to active military operations in the context of the increasing propensity for global systemic crises to challenge US interests. Several ...   
9/6/2014
Conservatives like to project themselves as lovers of the free market. They believe that everyone should go out and fend for themselves, that the government shouldn't be getting in the way of those with talent and ambition – and that it shouldn't ...   
7/6/2014
Climate change is already affecting Americans' health, aggravating asthma and allergies and killing more people through extreme heat and floods, according to a White House report released Friday. "We have a moral obligation to leave our ...   
3/6/2014
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulation of power plant emissions signals the beginning of a fight over coal and climate change. Any chance of a resolution is likely to depend on the combatants agreeing to a reduction in ...   
31/5/2014
Bryan T. Pagel, a dairy farmer, watched as a glistening slurry of cow manure disappeared down a culvert. If recycling the waste on his family's farm would help to save the world, he was happy to go along. Out back, machinery was breaking ...   
28/5/2014
Big ocean waves whipped up by storms hundreds or even thousands of miles away from Earth's poles could play a bigger role in breaking up polar sea ice and thus contributing to its melt more than had been thought, a new study ...   
24/5/2014
Methane bubbles rising to the surface of fresh water. Credit: Image courtesy of University of Wisconsin-Madison [Click to enlarge image] Studying stream bubbles isn't exactly a walk in the park. What, with the mud and ticks, the long ...   
24/5/2014
When a handful of technocrats from the world's most advanced nations gathered in a United Nations basement in 2000 to finalize the world's first-ever development goals, their objective seemed simple: create a blueprint to help the world's poor by ...   
22/5/2014
Edith Harris was cornered in her living room, inside her brick house, deep in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Volunteers in green t-shirts swarmed around her. They banged away at new appliances in the bathrooms, studied the interior supports that held up her ...   
20/5/2014
I previously posted a summary of the water-related conclusions from the new National Climate Assessment, recently released after three years of writing, review, and analysis. The following “findings” are a broader summary of the results from the ...   
14/5/2014
Scientists from Africa and Asia will collaborate on research into climate risks in order to share knowledge between regions and help vulnerable communities adapt. Speaking at the launch of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative ...   
7/5/2014
AMONG THE injustices of human-caused climate change is that nations most responsible for filling the atmosphere with heat-trapping carbon dioxide will not face the brunt of the consequences. A belt of vulnerable, poor countries around the equator ...   
7/5/2014
In a major overture of environmental engagement, the Obama White House last evening rolled out trenchant scientific findings that climate change is already impacting every corner of the country from oyster farmers in Washington State to cattle ...   
2/5/2014
One of Canada's premier scientific bodies has issued a critical report on the state of hydraulic fracturing in the nation, saying the industry has outpaced credible baseline data, scientific knowledge and necessary monitoring. Moreover, ...   

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